Gboard for iOS devices just got an impressive update that is very important to the growth of the keyboard app.
The smart keyboard from Google was previously available for iOS users but there were several features that were only available to Android users. That changes today with an update that brings support for 15 languages, emoji search, doodles and most importantly voice typing. Users in countries that speak Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Catalan, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Latin American Spanish and Turkish can now select that language when they first open the app. All users can now search for emoji’s and find the perfect one for the particular moment in your conversation with friends in any messenging app that you use. This is great because searching within the keyboard is one of the most intriguing features of Gboard. Google also now let’s iOS user insert the Google Doodle of the day by tapping the G button if it’s moving. This addition is not that important but it’s a nice to have.
The most important update is the addition of voice typing. Previously, Gboard did not support voice typing on iOS so many users preferred to use the native keyboard which did and still does support voice input. Google realized this and added a feature that will hopefully get more users on Gboard. Gboard is a really innovative way for Google to infiltrate iOS devices and to get users searching Google where they need it most. Having Google search built directly into the keyboard is a genius way to innovate an often overlooked piece of smartphones. Gboard is essentially a trojan horse into the messenging world because it can work in any app on Android and iOS. This update is important because it also brings feature parody to both platforms which is very critical for users.